tv In Other News MSNBC October 31, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
me, breaking the glass ceiling of running for president. >> there were so many headlines that could have come out of november 7th. all those, you know, couldn't compare to we don't have a president. michael jackson died today, he was only 50 years old. >> this is equivalent to elvis passing away. >> this was a huge international story. >> the stories you're about to see reported in the news january 25th and 26th, 2009. >> influence and power to stop world news. >> king of pop's death across the world and other stories buried in its wake. >> so many things got overshadowed today. >> past three days some of the most violent in iraq since the protests began. >> actress farrah fawcett lost her three-year battle with cancer. >> mark sanford revealed he was in argentina to visit his mistress. >> always another story on the heels of the one before it.
>> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> jackson announced a series of 50 concerts in london, it's to be his big comeback. >> typically in newsrooms we think of summers as very slow. there's not a lot going on. then things begin to happen. it's one thing, then two things then three things. tragedies in iran, attempts at revolution. >> what's going on in iran is massive, mostly peaceful protests over the alleged >> in the u.s. capital, a political storm erupts over a ground breaking climate change bill. >> we have been talking about this issue for decades. and now is the time to finally act. >> south carolina has literally lost its governor. >> once you get to a certain level of importance, particularly in public service,
it's sort of hard to disappear. that makes the disappearance of governor mark sanford extra weird. >> we had covered the governor mark sanford arrest deal. >> farrah fawcet has publicly been sharing her battle with cancer returned to the hospital this week. >> for the past years '70s icon farrah fawcett has been fighting for her life. all of these headlines collide on june 25th. >> june 25th was a day where things just got eclipsed. >> how is farrah, how is she doing? >> farrah is gone. >> what turned out to be farrah's last night, we spent the evening in the hospital. we knew that it was likely to be sometime that night or early the next morning. and shortly after 9:00 in the morning, she passed away. >> actress farrah fawcet has died after her three-year battle with cancer. she was only 62. let's go now to nbc's mike oku in burbank. michael. >> andrea, as many of our
viewers recall, she was diagnosed with anal cancer back in 2006, she had a reprieve, but fortunately in that same year, doctors found a malignant polyp. >> even though everybody knew that farrah fawcett was going through a battle for her life literally, when it happened, you're hit with the weight of the actual event. and in this case, it's an icon of the '70s. >> as farrah fawcett's death begins to dominate the news cycle, on the east coast, a south carolina paper breaks startling news about governor mark sanford. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford admits to an extramarital affair with an argentine woman. >> the media has been monitoring governor sanford's story since he went missing a week earlier. >> governor sanford has had no contact with his staff or his
security detail since he was seen last thursday leaving the governor's mansion in a big black suv. >> i get a call from a source saying the governor is missing. and i said, how missing? >> we know that law enforcement has said that they have lost track of the governor and did so thursday. >> nobody, even his security team, knew where he had been. >> when mark sanford is elected governor of south carolina in 2006, republicans immediately view him as someone who could run for president down the line, he's young. he's got a southern drawl. he's a reformer, good looking, beautiful family, bunch of kids. >> he's served three terms in congress. he had developed a reputation of being a congressman who thought a little differently about things. >> this kind of outsider, iconoclast person. willing to be the one person in congress voting against something everybody else was voting for. >> it was hard to understand how somebody in position, targeted by a lot of people in the
republican party as being a potential presidential candidate would implode the way he did. >> the governor's wife has also said she doesn't know where her husband is. >> where is mark sanford? he's a governor of a state, how can no one know where he is? >> as the sanford story picks up steam, the death of farrah fawcett continues to be the lead. >> in case you're just joining us, former charlie's angels actress farrah fawcett has died at a santa monica hospital after a long battle with cancer. >> this is a story we have been following, so that was obviously going to be the major story of the day, until that afternoon. >> the news had broke about farrah fawcett fairly early in the day, and i was assigned to stay in-house and put together the obituary. suddenly the news breaks about michael jackson. >> sometime around very close to 3:00, it's been reported that an adult in his home is
unconscious. >> the 911 call came in to the emergency system in los angeles, saying that there was a man at the house who was unconscious, arrest. and that's when paramedics rushed to the scene. >> we hadn't confirmed whoever had been race freddie that house through the streets of los angeles to the hospital was, in fact, michael jackson. nobody was helped for it. i can say i certainly wasn't, because we were in farrah fawcett mode at that point. >> not only was it michael jackson, a huge star, but on the same day as farrah fawcett. >> she was shot and she died in a demonstration in tehran on saturday. >> this legislation will make clean energy profitable energy. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> with that governor mark sanford faced a wall of cameras and reporters.
what's going on in iran is absolutely the fight over an alleged stealing of an election. >> nbc news has confirmed, actress farrah fawcett has died. >> on any given day, in any given mom, a late breaking story can suddenly change the entire face of the news. >> michael jackson has been rushed to a los angeles area hospital and there are several reports that he was discovered unconscious in his home. there was a bit of skepticism in the newsroom when the news first broke. not because he was a big star but because it was tmz. at the time tmz was not a huge, credible news source. >> there are many unsubstantiated reports about michael jackson floating around, but we can tell you that the "l.a. times" is reporting that he is in a coma. >> suddenly we're racing in a car, i'm driving with the producer on the way to the ucla medical center. we get there, and all of the media is now descending on this
location. suddenly the news starts to get out there somehow that michael jackson may be dead. and it seemed like everyone who had ever cared or listened to a michael jackson hit decided this is where they were going to go. i couldn't help but wonder how did they all know this was happening? i have to assume that some of the folks who descended on the scene were doing it because they were on their facebook page. >> in 2009, facebook and twitter are not yet five years old, but growing at a furious pace. >> i was at home when reports started coming in that perhaps michael jackson has died. there was still a lot of confusion, then you start to see things on twitter. i think the country was like, no, don't let this happen, don't let this happen. we're hearing reports of terrible things, but maybe this will be one of those things, that the first report is terrible, and they walk it back,
he's not dead, he's close. >> in iran, protesters have been using the same social media to stream of their struggle out to the rest of the world. >> it has been ten days since the presidential election there, which many of our observers and supporters of the opposition candidates say was rigged. mahmoud ahmadinejad warned protesters that there would be violent retribution if they continued to protest. >> that was one of the first international conflicts in the eyes of a totalitarian regime where social media said we can get around you. >> despite a massive crackdown against all sorts of nonstate sponsored media, video, by amateurs, is still finding its way out from iran, mainly through the internet. >> they began sending these messages out, and one of them that came out that struck us all
so deeply. >> in south carolina, more details emerge about governor sanford's bizarre disappearance. >> governor sanford has had no contact with his staff since he was seen last thursday. >> we started to get some very strange signals out of the governor's office. >> yeah, well, he is out, he's been away for a couple of days now. >> this is not the first time the good governor has gone awol. a spokesman for mr. sanford told nbc news, after the session winds down, it's not uncommon for him to go out of pocket for a few days at a time to clear his head. >> released a statement a little later on that evening that said the governor is hiking the appalachian trail and that he'll be back in a couple of days. at the time, it's important to remember that everybody in the office thinks this is true.
>> then comes the he's hiking the appalachian trail, which now becomes the way that you describe everything, oh, what happened with that marriage? oh, he was hiking the appalachian trail. >> my initial instincts were that story is dubious. if he'd been hiking the appalachian trail, it's pretty easy to go find where he is and get him to ashville or to some other town to wave in front of the camera and say this is a ridiculous story, and they didn't do that. my colleagues and i looked at each other in the newsroom and said what about those e-mails. >> those e-mails had been a batch of correspondence anonymously leaked six months earlier, reportedly written by sanford to his mistress in argentina. >> there were lots of details about his personal life we knew to be true. we did have some doubts about whether this could be an elaborate hoax. we all said this could be it. we had already started checking flight schedules between atlanta
and buenos aires, argentina. we knew the next flight back from buenos aires was wednesday when they told us the governor was coming back. >> i get a call from the chief of staff, governor sanford's plane has just landed. and i say plane? he says, yeah, governor sanford was in argentina. oh, and it gets better, our gina smith called him at the airport. sounds like we're going to have a lot of explaining to do today. >> inside the beltway, the president goes in front of cameras to push his historic energy bill. >> this legislation will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy. that will lead to the creation of new businesses and entire new industries. that will lead to american jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. now i urge every member of congress, democrat and republican, to come together to support this legislation. >> global warming and climate change is a scientific story but it's also a political story. and that has at times kind of handcuffed us in terms of where
we go with it. >> after obama won, a bunch of republicans who had always backed climate change legislation like john mccain looked like they might not back the bill, as part of the whole general change in politics. i don't think we have anything to do with the bill, but just opposing anything the president is doing. >> why is the president wrong? >> i appreciate what the president said today, this is nothing more than a national energy tax that will literally cost millions of american jobs. >> the 2009 climate change bill shows this has become an ir redeemably partisan issue. >> you can't cut down on -- the president said -- >> more on the apology from south carolina's governor. >> by the afternoon of the 25th, governor sanford's problems are growing. >> democratic representative todd rutherford is already
calling for sanford's resignation. >> governor sanford disappeared for five days and tried to orchestrate this elaborate cover-up. >> thursday morning the state newspaper printed steamy e-mails between the two, a far cry from the stand sanford took before congress vocally calling for president clinton's impeachment because of his affair. >> party leaders and no small number of his constituents said he should leave office. >> is the king of pop alive or dead? >> all of this media that descended, satellite trucks, multiple cameras, as we're waiting to get confirmation mike jackson is dead. you hear michael passed away and you pivot, you don't even think about it. it's huge. >> all reports say that michael jackson has died at the age of 50. >> you could feel that you were in the middle of history, that this was a big news event. >> legendary singer michael jack, has, in fact, died of
the past three days have been some of the most violent in iran since the protests against the presidential elections began. >> left the hospital in santa monica alone. >> even big stories can be pushed off the stage when other major headlines steal the limelight. >> michael jackson, dead at the age of 50, death was apparently declared at ucla medical center where our own michael oku is standing by outside. michael. >> reporter: there seems to be a collective sense of shock here as passersby continue to gather here by what appears to be the hundreds. >> the tribute to michael jackson started. i think fairly early on, it went from a surreal situation whether this pop icon, who had always been with us, and was now gone, it went from being stunned by that, to suddenly celebrating the life that this guy had.
>> as the news spread, fans spontaneously joined together, many outside the jackson family home in encino, california. >> these sort of parasocial relationship become very real to us. and especially in a sort of 24-hour celebrity "us weekly" culture to have this person removed after he's such a part of your mind is very painful. >> the sidewalk outside the hospital quickly became a memorial too. a strange mix of grieving for a loss and celebrating a unique brand of music. >> as news spread and spontaneous tributes to michael jackson break out around the country -- >> iran's government is ramping up the pressure on amir wasabi says he won't withdraw his challenge to the presidential election encouraging iranians to in anti democratic iranian elections. she had been driving to a protest and her car overheated.
she parked it and was walking to the protest when a paramilitary official shot her and killed her in front of multiple witnesses. >> the video continues beyond that point, showing ultimately a great deal of blood. two different witnesses on the scene captured her last moments on video. those images have now rocketed around the world. >> we watched her die. and to see that was just, was, you know, was so difficult for a lot of people but really helped people understand the depth of what was happening there.
>> the video of her choking out and dying while people rushed to her aid went viral on the internet. it became a symbol of the iranian protest and the uprising generally in the middle east for more democratic governments. so we paid a lot more attention to these stories for a time. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford says he will reimburse the state for his visit to argentina. after disappearing for nearly a week, he revealed yesterday that he was in argentina to visit his mistress. >> the state newspaper has been sitting on copies of intimate e-mails between sanford and his mistress since they received them from an anonymous source. >> we had the e-mails for six months, and we did not publish the story saying mark sanford was having an affair. the reason for that was we
couldn't prove it. >> after catching him at the airport, they have the proof it needs to run the story. >> immediately it was kind of a case of we want to get this in our paper before anybody else does. >> the day before the e-mails are released, governor sanford calls a press conference to try to get had of the story. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a -- what started as a very dear friend from argentina. >> with that, governor sanford faced a wall of reporters. >> i remember just going bananas, i remember shouting at the television. you can't believe it's happening. >> we have seen politicians have press conferences to admit affairs before, i had never seen one like this. we had some very pointed questions about was there public money at use here, but he told us information we didn't really want to know. >> it began innocently, as things sometimes do, but here in this last year, it developed into something much more than that. >> it was an intense and awkward kind of experience for those of us who were sitting there watching. >> and all i can say is i apologize.
>> he proceeds to do this long, introspective press conference, remember him calling out to friends in the back of the room. thank you for being here. he was very emotional. >> i hurt her. i hurt you all. i hurt my wife. i hurt my boys. >> the amazing things about that press conference was how long it went on. i kept thinking to myself, when is he going to stop? >> if you're in a situation like that, stands up there with the wife looking down at her shoes, you apologize to the world from this rote prepared statement, you're sorry you disappointed people, you're never going to do it again. you don't take any questions and you walk off stage. he didn't do any of those things. >> it was more than 20 minutes before bill sawyer grabbed him and pulled him away from the podium. >> it's still the single best piece of political theater i have ever witnessed. >> we published the e-mails in the state newspapers on june
25th. >> we begin with political bombshell, personal e-mails between the governor and his girlfriend were released on the front page. some of them read like a harlequin romance novel. >> the shocking thing we learned was, the guy was really kind of a sappy romantic. >> my heart cries out to you, your body, the touch of your lips. >> i actually felt a little bit bad for the guys, because nobody's love letters sound great when you're reading them in public. >> sanford says he has tried to reconcile with his wife and she says he has earned the right to try to reconcile their marriage. >> sanford's weepy press conference becomes the butt of many a late night talk show
host. comics guest whether or not might be able to push sanford off the front page. >> the king of pop is dead. >> at the apollo theater where jackson first performed with his brothers back in 1969, fans poured into the streets. >> was michael jackson essentially the poster child for it doesn't matter what you say about me as long as you spell my name right. because there was an enormous amount of negativity surrounding what did or didn't happen at neverland. >> jackson turned a california ranch into neverland. in 1993, a 13-year-old boy claimed jackson molested him. the case was settled with jackson never admitting guilt. >> no matter what you thought of him personally, and he certainly and to have demons, but regardless of who he was behind closed doors, there was no debating who he was in the public. >> he's such a -- the best entertainer that i know. >> people wanted a piece of michael jackson. so they're downloading the videos and the music and the internet simply couldn't handle it.
i think twitter crashed. >> governor sanford will return to the capital here today for a cabinet meeting. >> some are calling for his resignation. >> the house expected to vote today on landmark climate change legislation. >> every time we put our pump to our gas tank, we are helping the tyrants in iran and the tyrants in saudi arabia to export their terrorism.
last three days in iran, this has become one of the most, if not the single most iconic moment of this uprising. >> i'm still numb and stunned at the reports that michael has died. >> in the wake of michael jackson's death, al sharpton holds a press conference in front of the apollo theater. >> michael loved apollo. i felt that was the place to make a statement. i got to the apollo, by then all of the press was there and droves of people just started coming. i had known michael for 30 years. we had done work together in civil rights. he learned how to sing and dance and be creative against his worst critics. >> i think the media was at first shocked at michael's passing. and i think that there was the going to handle all of their tabloid depictions of wacko jacko and the depth and gravity
of what this man really was. he was a historic figure that people will measure music and the industry by. >> a short time later on the west coast, jermaine jackson addresses the crowd at the hospital. >> my brother, the legendary king of pop, michael jackson, passed away on thursday june 25th, 2009, at 2:26 p.m. >> when jermaine made the announcement, it was shocking, you had the hope it's a prank, a joke. he's going to be fine, he's going to moon walk out the hospital, and say welcome to the greatest illusion of all times. and to hear his brother make that statement, it was heart wrenching, it was crushing, it was final. >> amid all of the spontaneous tributes, questions surrounding jackson's death began to emerge.
>> we're going to go to kim baldonado, outside of michael jackson's home. >> i was assigned to cover his home, even though he was no longer there, and the huge scene was at the hospital, the station wanted me to stay there because that's where the lapd was. within the past hour, we've seen several robbery, homicide detectives going into the home that michael jackson has been renting. he said don't read anything into this, the fact we're here. robbery homicide routinely investigates murders -- excuse me, i apologize, i did not mean to say murder -- routinely investigates deaths that do not occur at a hospital. >> this michael jackson news follows the sad news we received earlier today, what was going to be a major story on this broadcast tonight as it is, that actress and icon, farrah fawcett died this morning. >> farrah fawcett, well thought of, courageous, a lot of terrific accolades. talented, beautiful, all these things.
but was she given the degree of remembrance that she would have been given if she had died on another day? she was not. >> while details on jackson's death are still scares, farrah fawcett's end is as well documented as her life. >> she never wondered why me and not someone else. she always knew this was what she had to do. in fact, that's why she took a camera and said i'm going to make a documentary about this. >> so you weren't too happy about my hair, were you? >> i told you i was happy with that hair. >> i have seen a lot of people fight battles and they're all heroic in their own way, but this woman, farrah fawcett, she was like no other warrior. >> her long-time companion, actor ryan o'neal was by her side when she died this morning. her son redman didn't get to say goodbye in person. >> i distinctly remember going home that night and feeling badly for farrah fawcett and her
family that she did not get proper remembrance or recognition on that day because another big star had died the same day. >> as a new day dawns june 26, and the nation continues to mourn the death of michael jackson, in washington, d.c., an important legislative battle barely registers with the public. >> the house expected to vote on landmark climate change legislation. one of its aims, greenhouse gas emissions, but will this bill help save the planet or will it raise business competition and costs for everyone? >> it was called the cap and trade provision. >> you have a combination of caps on emissions of greenhouse gasses and then you allow businesses to spend money to emit more and then there can be a trade in the allowances. so that's the trade part of cap and trade. the whole idea is instead of just banning it outright, you're deincentivizing. >> is this bill for economic growth and job growth in the
future or a tax that will cripple the economy? >> our shows all day were still doing significant coverage of this bill as it was working its way through the house. >> every time we put our pump to our gas tank, we are helping the tyrants in iran, and the tyrants in saudi arabia to export their terrorism. why do we keep doing it? >> if you look at this box here, it says to china to the u.s. congress. that's what inside of it is u.s. jobs. >> there was a lot of drama and arm twisting about whether or not it was going to get through. >> and in the words of another californian, our distinguished former first lady, nancy reagan, just say no. >> this transformation, his contributions to american pop culture. >> sometimes there are stories that are so big that we go on what we call rolling coverage. and i remember the "nightly news" that night was a little seat of the pants.
i was doing some reporting and we were kind of reflecting on his impact. >> i remember being a 10-year-old kid watching this 10-year-old kid on tv one night and it would become an overnight sensation. he would go on and his career would become a sensation. it's one of those things the more you talk about it, the more you realized how big his impact was. i have never met anyone to this day that didn't like his music. >> eyes were glued to wall to wall coverage of all stories michael jackson. >> michael jackson. >> michael jackson. >> you talked about it publicly, possibly overmedicating that he was on painkillers. >> the autopsy on michael jackson's body is expected to performed later on today. it's expected to also include a toxicology study, so it could be some time before we know for sure. i'm stunned at the reports that michael has died. >> i mean this is equivalent to elvis passing away. >> south carolina's governor
i'm stunned at the reports that michael has died. >> i mean this is equivalent to elvis passing away. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford admits to an extramarital affair. >> some are calling for his resignation. >> of course michael jackson was not just an american superstar, he was beloved by fans all over the world. >> the death of michael jackson seems to overshadow everything. >> news of his death is dominating the headlines both here and england and around the world. even venezuelan president hugo chavez called it lamentable news but criticized the media for giving it so much attention. >> there's always going to be intense interest in anyone that is that high profile. that's what the audience is interested in. >> now his fans will have to make do with the music he leaves behind.
>> in south carolina, the sanford scandal creates its own media storm. >> governor sanford will return to the capital here today for a cabinet meeting insisting he has no plans to step down. >> governor mark sanford had to squeeze past a huge throng of state and national reporters. >> that was probably the most attended cabinet meeting in the history of south carolina government. generally those things are pretty dull. but that one was significant because this was the governor trying to establish that he was getting back to work. >> the governor began with more apologies. >> i have never seen a human being who was more focused on the idea of contrition than mark sanford. >> in as much as i have not yet had a chance to apologize to you all personally, i wanted to do so.
>> he apologized again and again and again. >> what i find interesting is the story of david and the way in which he failed mightily. >> what sanford was able to successfully do was use the christian angle to his benefit. >> fell in very, very significant ways but picked up the pieces and built from there. >> his point of this, brig up christian notions of sin and redemption. >> it really began with, first of all, largest quest well expressed in the book of psalms on the notion of humility. >> king david cheated on his wife and eventually was forgiven by god and allowed to ascend to power again. i talk to a lot of religious conservatives, people about the use of king david parable and many were offended by it. because he didn't -- to them he didn't ever seem contrite. >> sanford's exit from the conference room to his office turned into a media frenzy. >> come on, guys. >> let the governor talk. >> i wouldn't say anything definitive at this point. i would say hunch at a variety of different levels would be to
continue on. >> most people thought it was going to end his governorship. it didn't. >> sanford's political woes get less attention than they might have, because of the ongoing coverage of michael jackson's death. as the l.a. county's coroner conducts an autopsy, tributes to give way to speculation of drug use and questions of child custody. >> what's going to be left for his children? he's got three children. what will they inherit? >> this will be interesting. first of all, nobody can find a will, nobody knows what lawyer has it. >> the moment of michael's death sort of brought out sort of everything you're going to see in media. some people chose then and continue to choose to fixate on, you know, the tragedy around the death. >> tell us the last time that you saw michael and how he seemed to you physically at that point. >> it looked like he had been
beaten up physically and mentally, very frail. >> it was the reason why he took these medications, and anyone who's in that condition has a tough time gauging and measuring how much is too much. and it was my concern that he was doing too much and i feared this day and here we are facing it. >> we're going to be talking about michael jackson's death, of course. just as the hollywood community was absorbing the news of the death of farrah fawcett, who lost her very long and very public battle with cancer on thursday, two icons who define their times gone in one day. we will honor their legacies this morning. >> she didn't go out as a girl on charlie's angels. she didn't go out as a girl in a red bathing suit. she went out as a real person. >> cancer is my own private war. >> for the past few years, documenting her fight in a documentary. >> she didn't deny she had
cancer, anal cancer. she started a foundation before she even died to sort of publicize this kind of cancer. >> she was pretty shocked to learn about how few treatments were available and how little research has been done in this arena. there's now a vaccine that can vaccinate you against the nine most common strains of hpv that cause cancer. >> the hpv vaccine, famously it prevent cervical cancer. it can also prevent throat cancer an anal cancer, both of which kill a lot more people than you would think. >> since farrah fawcett's death, the foundation she started has given $1.3 million to fund hpv related cancer research. the house set to vote on that climate bill today, the legislation expected to create some huge challenges to energy companies.
>> in the worst scenarios of climb change, if we don't do anything, you could see a lot of florida gone. superstorms will take place. and it's going to be a very, very difficult environment for human beings to live and flourish in. >> on this vote, yeas are 219, nays are 212. the bill is passed. >> it was a call to arms for the environmental movement and it was a call to arms for that portion of the environmental industry that felt threatened. it was the first time that you got legislation through either house of congress of how we were going to begin to deal with co2 emissions, so it was a hallmark. michael jackson dead at the
>> the big question is whether mark sanford can remain as governor of south carolina. >> in the weeks following michael jackson's passing, the controversy around his death only intensifies. >> the determination by the coroner is that it's an acute overdose of propofol. >> the end of michael jackson's life was just the beginning of a legal battle and a logistical and custody challenge that continued today and is going on as we speak tonight. >> as the days rolled on, it became a media firestorm within itself. >> eight months after jackson's death, his personal physician will be charged with involuntarily manslaughter. >> the verdict is in. in the trial of dr. conrad murray. >> we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant conrad robert murray guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> propofol was used in administered to michael jackson
and everybody who was brought to bear in this trial was said this is just a medical serious breach of medical ethics. >> one thing i think is interesting and a question not answered on that day, did he still have it? did he still possess the gifts that made him so internationally famous? and the footage, the rehearsal footage to me conclusive proves, oh my gosh, he totally had it. he still had it and remarkable and makes the death even sadder. >> this is it. i mean, this is really it. this is the final -- this is -- the final curtain call. the bill is passed. >> the passage of the climate change bill is a fleeting victory for environmentalists in a struggle that will only intensify with every year.
>> environmentalists won a landmark policy victory, but it got overshadowed in the grand scheme of things by the horrendous news about the death of michael jackson. >> bill passed the house of representatives and went to the senate where it never meat vote. >> to pass a small climate change bill is remembered by a future generations as i think our moral failure of our generation. we already have scientific consensus that climate change is real and already happening. the effects are already causing conflict around the world. they're causing shortages of water. it's causing crop problems. it's just going to get worse. >> by the time it formally failed i think we you it would happen and very, very disappointed. we didn't give up. everyone worked harder. >> six years later, europeans are leading the way in climate change preventive measures.
>> in december 2015, 195 countries met in paris and entered into an agreement of which over 185 of the countries committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions significantly and agreed to a long-term goal of zero net emissions of fossil fuels of carbon. it is a very, very significant agreement and it gives the world a structure in to address climate change. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> his career is not a concern of mine. i'm worried about my family. >> the international affair led to personal consequences and political reshuffling. >> jenny sanford said later in an interview when she saw the e-mails in the state newspaper when she knew she had to divorce mark. that's a hard thing to know that you have to deal with.
>> his wife left him and then he went ahead and ran for his old seat in the house of representatives in a special election and won which is where he is today. >> just like that, he went from someone who everyone thought would run for president in 2012 without question and someone who would have been in the top tier to run for president to someone who, you know, became a laughingstock. >> would the same kind of effect occur today in the political arena that we have right now where nobody can figure out how we got to this point? >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> donald trump is certainly kind of rewritten the playbook when it comes to using twitter feeds to expound on things on an instantaneous basis. >> the rules of news coverage continued to be rewritten thanks to the power of another force of june 25th.
social media. >> that's social media is now no longer in the hands of you know, just people in the western countries but everywhere and in iran, it was their -- it was their end around to the rest of the world, to get around the government sensors. >> as internet and cell phone networks continue to be disrupted inside of iran, you can still share videos and ages device to device of bluetooth. >> during the arab spring of 2011, facebook and twitter allowed egyptian protesters to connect to each other and to the outside world. >> we don't want to change players. we want to change all the rules of the game. >> americans paid more attention to the protests across the middle east, iranian and other arab spring protests more than i think they usually do. >> i'm from virginia, from the united states. i came here so i could -- i could be with the people. >> we all forget how quickly this digital and social media revolution has come along and how is it it's advanced in only
a few years. >> when i found out osama bin laden died, i found it out on twitter. >> michael jackson -- >> michael jackson. >> michael jackson -- >> michael jackson has died. >> slightly heartless of covering this event, people started focusing pivoted to michael jackson and never even looked back to farrah fawcett for the most part. i don't think the public says to anyone making that call in a control room you got it wrong. >> june 25th, 2009. we saw how fast the news cycle can move. at one moment, we're still talking about this horrible killing captured on tape of a young woman in iran, and then farrah fawcett died. no bigger story at that moment. and then michael jackson dies. and then michael jackson dies. there's no bigger story. >> but we have been watching him since he was, what?
10 or 12 years old. >> does it mean we have short attention spans? i don't know. >> michael jackson has died. >> farrah fawcett has died. >> south carolina governor mark sanford -- >> another big story on the heels of the one before it. >> i think we've all become accustomed now. there's always another big stories on the heels of the one before it. it seems anthony weiner is forcing the nation to relitigate the entire e-mail controversy and putting hillary clinton's chances of winning the presidency in serious danger. just watch vice president biden learn about weiner's involvement for the very first time. >> i don't know where these e-mails came from. >> apparently anthony weiner. >> well -- oh, god. anthony weiner. >> you can just picture biden repressing that news and going to his happy place, which i